Willie Mullins relies on Saint Roi in Morgiana | Racing News

first_imgPaul Nolan’s exciting recruit Latest Exhibition is among seven runners for the Liam And Valerie Florida Pearl Novice Chase.Runner-up in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham, the seven-year-old made a winning debut over fences over this course and distance last month.Among his rivals are Tom Mullins’ mare Court Maid, winner of both her starts over fences, and Pencilfulloflead and Run Wild Free from the Elliott stable.- Advertisement – Mullins withdrew his other entry, last year’s winner Saldier, at the 48-hour final declaration stage – leaving a field of five on Sunday.Abacadabras, runner-up in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham, represents Gordon Elliott – while Jessica Harrington runs three-time Grade One scorer Supasundae.Coeur Sublime and Jason The Militant complete the quintet.- Advertisement – Willie Mullins relies on Saint Roi to give him a 10th consecutive win in the Unibet Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown.Saint Roi burst on the scene with victory in the County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and followed up with a successful seasonal debut at Tipperary last month.- Advertisement – Elliott’s Fury Road, who was a nose behínd Latest Exhibition in the Albert Bartlett, reappears in the Unibet 1000th Race Celebration Hurdle.A five-strong line-up includes Henry de Bromhead’s Baptism Of Fire and Ted Walsh’s Dewcup.Magic Of Light, a late withdrawal over fences at Clonmel on Thursday, is one of five runners for the Frontline Security Grabel Mares Hurdle.Jessica Harrington’s 2019 Grand National runner-up faces Buildmeupbuttercup and Elimay from the Mullins camp. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Arsenal vs Chelsea: Late Leno error deny Arteta first win as Gunners boss

first_imgLate goals from Jorginho and Tammy Abraham completed a late turnaround as Chelsea stunned Arsenal with a 2-1 win at the Emirates Stadium. The hosts led until the 83rd minute through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang until an error from Bernd Leno sparked a capitulation. Jorginho tapped home after a spill from the Arsenal goalkeeper with Abraham sliding home a winner four minutes later. Arsenal lost Chambers to a suspected knee injury a quarter of the way through and he was replaced by Shkodran Mustafi. But Arsenal’s momentum was not disturbed by the injury as they continued to make life difficult for the west London side. With his side clearly second-best, Lampard decided to ditch the 3-4-3 and hooked Emerson, with Jorginho coming on in his place. The change appeared to give Chelsea some more balance in midfield as they improved towards the end of the half, but Arsenal comfortably – and deservedly – led at the break. Lampard must have had a few stern words at the interval because Chelsea produced a response in the second half, showing more bravery on the ball and forcing Arsenal back. The Chelsea coach sent on teenagers Hudson-Odoi and Tarique Lamptey to give his side an injection of pace and it appeared to work with the latter impressing. And with just eight minutes remaining, the Blues restored parity after a horrendous error from Leno. Mount swung in a free-kick and the German stopper completely missed the punch when coming to claim, with Jorginho just tapping home at the far post. Loading… Read Also:Chelsea captain: We must deal with our inconsistency Arsenal went chasing upfield to try and restore the lead but were caught cold at the back as Chelsea completed a remarkable turnaround. Abraham broke forward on the counter and slipped it wide to Willian, who returned the favour and the 22-year-old slotted underneath Leno to hand the Blues the lead, which looked somewhat impossible at the break. With seven minutes added on, the Blues played out the final minutes to hold onto a crucial victory and move four points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United, while Arsenal were left to wonder how they had let victory slip from their grasp. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img It was the Gunners who came firing out of the blocks early on, hounding the Blues in midfield areas and scanning the flanks for space in behind the full-backs. Arsenal were dominating all areas of the pitch with Chelsea struggling to keep the ball and it was certainly no surprise when Arsenal took the lead after 13 minutes. A well-worked set piece saw David Luiz flick towards Aubameyang at the far post and he directed his header past Kepa Arrizabalaga. Emerson was the man guilty of letting his man go at the corner and the Italian full-back was notably struggling to contain the threat of Nelson, who got in behind once again to set up Alexandre Lacazette, but the French striker fluffed his lines. Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value6 Best Movie Cars You Could Own But Probably Can’t Afford7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes6 Best 90’s Action Movies From Your Childhood5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThese Guys Are Turning 50 This Year. Feeling Old Yet?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?last_img read more

Pardew expecting negative reception

first_img Asked if he was bracing himself in the face of what he has described as “mass hysteria”, the Magpies’ boss, who has seen his team win just five league games during 2014 to date, said: “Of course. “You don’t expect me to wave to the crowd and say, ‘Hi everyone, I’m happy, how are you today?’. That’s not happening. “But it can also make you stronger – it can make the players stronger too. We have talked about the Cardiff game and coming through that. We knew before that game how much pressure there would be. “There was more pressure on the players that day than on me. That was the first time I have ever experienced that. As a manager, you have to use your knowledge and resolve to deal with certain situations. “I had some really testing times last season, as we know. It’s about being a manager who can control certain situations.” The prevailing situation is such that skipper Fabricio Coloccini has moved in a seemingly vain attempt to head off a revolt by appealing to fans to get behind the team as they look for their first league win of the campaign. Writing in his programme notes, the Argentinian said: “We are football fans too, so we understand that things can get frustrating. But please, support the team for 90 minutes inside the stadium. We need your support.” Pardew claimed after the Southampton game that his players had been affected by the atmosphere, and has been working this week to prevent a repeat having experienced both the highs and the lows of what St James’ can offer. He said: “I think it is important that they [the players] understand the history and dynamics of this football club. “At this club, we have had nights here which take my breath away, like Benfica when we were pushing for the goal in the second half and Arsenal when we came back from four down and Chelsea when we beat them. They were unbelievable atmospheres. “You are going to get the other side from time to time. I would not say this is a normal negative game, I think it is a little more than that. “You have to deal with that emotion. It’s an emotional crowd which relays itself on to the pitch. The players are going to have to deal with it. “The one thing I think is important is that on Saturday, I will look for players who I think are struggling with the situation, more so to protect them. “It may well be that at half time, I make an early change. It might be that the situation has got too much for that individual player, not because he is necessarily playing poorly.” This weekend’s fixture will see Pardew will come face-to-face – and hopefully, no closer – with Hull midfielder David Meyler, the man he infamously head-butted during last season’s encounter between the sides at the KC Stadium. He insists he is a changed man in the wake of that incident and will extend the hand of friendship this time around. Pardew said: “Obviously I have had to change. It is an incident I apologised for and regretted. “I do not think I have seen him since. I will shake his hand and I am sure he will smile at me. It is something I like to think that I have learnt from.” Press Association The 53-year-old will send his team into Barclays Premier League battle with Hull on Saturday firm in the knowledge that many of the 50,000-plus spectators who will pack into St James’ Park will do so ready to demand his removal as manager. Travelling supporters did just that during last weekend’s abject 4-0 defeat at Southampton, but the stakes will be raised significantly this time around with Pardew facing a repeat of the broadside aimed at him during the final home game of last season against Cardiff. Alan Pardew is steeling himself to walk into a storm as he attempts to cling on to his job as Newcastle manager. last_img read more